Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: July 29, 2020
Caregiver Perspective of Fall Prevention for Older Adults
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL, USA
  • Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL, USA
  • Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL, USA
  • Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL, USA
  • Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL, USA
Article Information
Geriatrics/Productive Aging / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Caregiver Perspective of Fall Prevention for Older Adults
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515351. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO4408
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515351. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO4408
Abstract

Date Presented 03/27/20

This mixed-method study examines fall prevention from the perspective of caregivers of community-dwelling older adults. Both qualitative and quantitative questions were used to explore the caregivers’ unique perspectives on home safety, number of recent falls, and hospitalizations. A high correlation was found between caregivers’ perceptions of safety and the number of falls. The study suggests ideas for OTs to increase safety for older adults aging in place at home.

Primary Author and Speaker: Debora Oliveira

Additional Authors and Speakers: Erika Frisby, Carly Sapp, Whitney McKnight, Calvin Bryant